I was traveling to Dayton for the Hamvention and had the misfortune of a flashing check engine light and misfiring. While staying in Jeffersonville, I searched for auto service places and saw Jim Van Dyke's Automotive & Tire Center had great reviews, so I decided to give them a shot. My experience was as follows: I arrived around 8:00 AM. Mr and Mrs Van Dyke were very welcoming to me and this was the first time they ever saw me. I explained my issue while on the road and said I am not the mechanic, but think it's a bad coil. Shawn, who was behind the counter and very friendly, took all the needed information so that Brad could fix my vehicle. Mrs. Van Dyke offered me a Pepsi while I waited for my vehicle to get fixed, which took the awful taste out of my mouth from the hotel's continental breakfast watered down orange juice. Within a relatively short period of time, Brad sat down with me and explained he figured out the issue was a bad spark plug. I was very delighted to hear the repair would end up costing much less than replacing a coil. Brad even advised me about the inferior brand of spark plugs currently in my vehicle. Keep in mind, readers, that this shop could easily have replaced the bad spark plug and said you were right John, it was a bad coil and charged me hundreds of dollars. Instead, they took the honest route and charged me for the work they actually performed. I will be telling all of my Ham Radio friends and posting on other Ham radio sites that if they are driving to Hamvention next year and run into car trouble to contact Jim Van Dyke's Automotive &Tire Center as they provided this stranger from Pittsburgh with Superior Service! Thank you again for taking care of me during a time when I felt helpless. - John H.
JASPER Engines celebrates 75 years re-manufacturing the best engines, transmissions, and differentials for most trucks and cars on the roads today. We care about quality and have generations working for us. This video celebrates our brave men and women working here and we were exceptionally proud to be a part of the video. Thank you to all who have served and are currently serving our country on behalf of all of us here at JASPER.
I have done business with Jim and his team for years, great, friendly people and the highest quality service in town. - Jacob C.
There seems to be a common misconception among many that if you have an aftermarket/extended warranty, that your car, truck, SUV or Jeep must be taken to a dealership. This is not true. Non-dealership / Independent Automotive repair shops can service and repair your new or UNDER WARRANTY/EXTENDED WARRANTY. As a positive, at our shop you can get fast service and work with highly trained technicians! We'd love to take care of your vehicle for you and can do so right here at our automotive shop. Repairs by highly rated and trained automotive technicians with dealer rated diagnostic tools, at BETTER PRICING by a shop that knows you!
They ALWAYS take care of my family and our cars. I highly recommend Van Dyke's. - Tracey H.